Transport Canada Proposes New Bizjet Rules

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Canadian business jet operators may soon be operating under new rules, Transport Canada announced this week. The new rules would include regulations on such operations as "visual and instrument flight rules; weather, weight and balance and airworthiness standards; and licensing and medical requirements," according to the department. However, instead of being regulated by the government directly, Transport Canada will be delegating certification and monitoring duties to the Canadian Business Aviation Association. "Many businesses operate their own aircraft to transport their own employees or employees from companies under the same corporate umbrella," Transport Canada said in a statement. "The proposed amendments would also allow operators to develop training programs, operating procedures and related manuals that are suited to their individual operations." Interested parties have 30 days to comment on the proposed rule changes.